Shelter Mountain (Virgin River #2)
John "Preacher" Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of the wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees onethe woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and he wants to punish whoever did this to her, but he knows immediately that this inclination to p...more
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Loved sweet, gentle Preacher! Paige and Christopher went through so much they deserved a strong, steady, loving man like him. Her ex-husband was a monster! So was her jerk of an older brother!
I was thrilled that Jack and Mel's story continued in this installment, and I got to be in on such a wondrous event with them!
Rick and Liz's story was sad and tragic. I didn't really get a read on Liz, not much of a personality here, but Rick was amazing. My heart just broke ...more
Losing friends in...
2.5 stars. Yes, I know. Everyone loves Virgin River. Yet again, I've found another train I won't be jumping on. *cue sadface*
I didn't read the first book, so my opinion of the series is only from book 2. Shelter Mountain was a buddy read that I couldn't pass up because of a dear friend and my curiosity to learn about this person's similarities to a character in the book.
And that was the best part of reading - getting to see this person's book alter-e ...more
Why? Well, for starters, I've gotten really attached to the whole damned town of Virgin River. I had to see what would happen to Mel and Jack and Preacher and Paige and their buddy Mike and poor Rick and Liz.
The book weaves together all of these couples and their story lines, and it's told from a myriad of perspectives. So while the story ostensibly focused on Preac ...more
This second book in the Virgin River series about a rustic small town with a population of roughly 600 people finds ex-marine John “Preacher” Middleton, a mountain of a man, providing shelter in more ways than one for an abused wife on the run with her three-year-old son.
When Paige seeks refuge from a storm in Virgin River’s local tavern while passing through town with her son Christopher, Preacher immediately recognizes that she’s a troubled woman in need, and she ...more
Well, I at least made it past my 30% mark!
On a positive note -- I really, really enjoyed this H. He was awkwardly sweet and protective, and don't get me started on his relationship with the h's son!! He was awesome.
I didn't get that much feel for the h (except pity for the situation she is in), to have an opinion one way or the other about her. I didn't expect her to jump into a relationship right away, but it is just moving way too slow for me. I felt like there was just too much goin ...more
Not that I'm disappointed in that. I'm enjoying it very much. I had a very hard time not just going straight into ...more
There is a reason why I am not overly fond of women's fiction genre. It doesn't have to be a sole driving force behind the plot, but in 98% cases there is cheating involved (view spoiler)[ (it is quite possible that's the reason why Outlander is still waiting for me) (hide spoiler)]. Fortunately, the first book didn't have that or I wouldn't have read this one. Let me be clear - ...more
Love how Preacher is such an unconventional man...big, shaved bald, ex marine who now is a cook in his buddy's bar, and perfectly fine with his life. Love even more how instantly protective he is of this woman and little boy.
This book danced the edge of brutal in the abuse department. There are no allusions...this punk comes after Paige with a vengeance, and right in the middle of Virgin River. Big no-no there! She's under the protection of not only Preacher, but the whole town.
Here I want to talk about quality of writing. To do this, I'm going to have to compare two extracts.
A fierce and unseasonably cold September wind blew chilly rain against the windows. Preacher wiped down the bar, and while it was only seven-thirty, it was already dark. No one in Virgin Rive
- Abuse is a hard topic to swallow when reading a novel, and this book was no exception to that. I always admire authors that step outside the happy-happy-joy-joy topics found in so many books in Romancelandia. I believe that Robyn Carr did a decent job with the heroine in this book facing demons in the form of an abusive ex-husband, though in some ways ...more
Preacher was a great hero. Although not the alpha dominant kind, but the kind who are strong, shy and not very talkative, but when it comes to protect their ladies there isn't anything they would do. I loved him.
Paige was great and I loved how she got to get through her problem with John's support. They made a great couple and the baby boy was definitely a plus.
I'm very surprised of how much I ...more
Picking up Shelter Mountain after reading Virgin River is kinda like going home and seeing old friends again. I loved that Carr didn't relegate Mel and Jack to the background in this book. They had actual POV scenes which I thought really enhanced the feel of t ...more
La parte que menos me gusto es la hisyoria de Rick y Liz. No me gusta la pareja, puede que sea porque no .me gusta nada Liz.
La pareja Jack y Mel es omg... me encanta. es una pareja perfecta.
y el predicador es todo un padrazo!
por todo lo demas es un libro magnífico, ya tengo ganas de leer el libro de Mike y Brie.
I went back and reread this book because the first time I was going thru a book slump and thought maybe I was just being extra critical. Upon a reread I could give it another star or half star because I did like the man couple and the hero was so totally awesome. The problem for me is when a book series when it reminds me of a soap opera in that you have so many side stories and don't totally focus on the main couple. It makes the book longer of course but it can work against ...more
Shelter Mountain es el segundo libro de la saga Virgin River de Robyn Carr y tiene como protagonistas a Paige y John " Predicador ", un personaje que conocemos en el primer libro.
Este segundo libro me parecio ligeramente mejor que Virgin River, no solo la lectura es mas fluida y agil sino tambien la trama me parecio mas atrapante que la del libro anterior.
Me gusto que el protagonista masculino no fuera el tipico hombre cliche, ese echo hizo que la historia me pareciera mas autentica por decirl ...more
This is the first time a Beta male has actually stolen my heart! John ("Preacher") is as close to a real life perfect man as it gets! Big, huge, muscly, ex-military, who is quiet, devoted, doesn't care to sleep around, cooks, cleans, is somewhat shy but very affectionate and protective - sigh...... We get to watch him as he befriends, then falls in love with a young mother who is running away from a very abusive husband. The storyline isn't particularly original and most of the book is predictab ...more
Shelter Mountain is the second of the Virgin River Series and was recommended to me by some nice folks on the Amazon boards. Although I am not a big contemporary-lover, this book really sang for me. Carr has created some amazing characters. Preacher is a fantastic hero, right up my alley. From the very first chapter, I was totally hooked on him, and on the story itself. (He is a big, bald, sexy gentle giant of a man. Swooning!!!!) His touching, slo ...more
I won't bother to summarize the plot, because I think it's pretty easy to find. All I can say is I laughed out loud in parts and I sobbed in parts, and I can't wait to read the next story in this town.
Preacher is one of the best heroes I've read about all year, and I loved Paige, too. I was a little disappoin ...more
I just loved it. Enough said. On to #3. These are some wonderful stories that hit close to home and warm your heart. Nothing cheesy at all. Very good. You want to watch these people and pray all turns out well for them.
I enjoyed this series but I docked it half a star for the cop out actions with Lizzie. The author took the easy route. And for some reason this book dragged towards the latter 1/4th.
Perhaps I made a mistake by reading this book without having read the first in the series. But the synopsis made it sound like the story was independent of the first one so I thought it would be okay. And to some extent it was. There were obvious references to things that had happened in the first book, but some were explained fully enough not to lose much. Some however, were not explained enough at all. The Rick & Liz story was given a good background. I had some holes when it came t ...more
I absolutely loved Preacher and Paige. I was horrified by Paige's experience and have to say that for getting lost she ended up in the right place. Preacher's quiet manner and self deprecati ...more
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RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
RWA's Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2016
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"We'll have some on hand for the next one."
"You keep talking like that's gonna happen," she said. "How ridiculous."
"I think my record speaks for itself. But Mel. I just want to make them, not deliver them."
"I hear ya, buddy".....
-Jack and Mel”
'Yeah. Makes no sense.' Jack said.”